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THANKS, for your interest . . ( Replies, Welcome !! ) I assure you of personal experience (music production), that the following info will provide you with a satisfying result; based on the Marshall 1959/ 1987 amplifiers. That said, I have ultimately gained the sound-knowledge of these musical machines; whether such be 6L6, or EL34-based TONES. Otherwise, for practical reasons I choose to record through the orig. Line 6 Pod HD Pro modeler, as well . . Example : I have created a personal program patch which, has an uncanny sonic-resemblance to those particular EL34-loaded amps. An alternative speaker cabinet *(1x12) was substituted for the typical, matching 4 x12 (due to overall, sweeter tonality). Provided below, are the exact settings I employ for recording purposes : Vintage, Marshall-Style Amplifier 1.) Distortion/ Tube Drive : 84%, Bass 51%, Mid 2%, Treble 41%, Output 75% 2.) Dynamics/ Blue Comp : Sustain 14%, Level 98% 3.) Dynamics/ Boost Comp : Drive 70%, Bass 50%, Comp 5%, Treble 40%, Output 53% 4.) Brit P-75 : *112 BF Deluxe, 421 Dynamic 5.) Volume A : -3.0 dB, Pan A/ L 96% 6.) Volume B : +1.0 dB, Pan B/ R 91% 7.) Studio EQ : Low Freq. 700 Hz, Low Gain -1, High Freq 200 Hz, High Gain -1.1, Gain -0.4 8.) Reverb : '63 Spring, Decay 19%, P. Delay 21 Ms, Tone 27%, Mix 84%, 9.) FX Loop : Send -25.0, Return +14.0, Mix 92%.
IR's created of my Mesa Stiletto Deuce II EL34 power amp into an AT4 Recto cab with a couple of configurations mic'd with SM57's. Mesa StilRect V30EV 2SM57.wav - 1/2 V30's & 1/2 EV12L's Mesa StilRect V30V30 2SM57.wav - V30's Mesa StilRect 8080 2SM57.wav - Celestion Seventy 80's Mesa StilRect AlAl 2SM57.wav- Alnico Blues Mesa StilRect BSBS 2SM57.wav - Mesa Black Shadows Mesa StilRect EVEV 2SM57.wav - Mesa EV12L's Mesa StilRect GBGB 2SM57.wav - Celestion Greenbacks Attached and on Dropbox https://www.dropbox.com/sh/009bkqzooza1aop/AADhgWBm3EfcN6205-IWaGZaa/IR?dl=0 From here on out I should probably just post weekly. I like sminchk67 Freeset Friday, how about Thursday IRs-day. Sorry for the flooding of IR posts and just brain dumping on the forum...I got a little excited and carried away :D Mesa StilRect V30EV 2SM57.wav Mesa StilRect V30V30 2SM57.wav Mesa StilRect 8080 2SM57.wav Mesa StilRect AlAl 2SM57.wav Mesa StilRect BSBS 2SM57.wav Mesa StilRect EVEV 2SM57.wav Mesa StilRect GBGB 2SM57.wav
As I write this, I'm listening to the whoosh of my DT50-112. I should be hearing less of that, or nothing at all, I believe. And I'm ready to try some new tubes, even though I don't actually need them at the moment. From what I've seen here in this forum, the EH tubes from the factory are the culprits, but folks trying JJ tubes and other makes have experienced premature failure. There was a post from a Line 6 tech who said that the el84s <EDIT--he did not cite EL84s, I believe he was speaking only of EL34s, which go only in the DT50> MUST be the EH tubes due to narrow tolerances required by Bogner's design, and that EH was the only tube known to be in compliance with the stricter standards. <EDIT see below for the link to this quote> Further confusing to me is the lack of discussion about the EH tube choices in the el84. <EDIT--SHOULD BE EL34 FOR THE DT50> If you look at MF or Amazon, you'll see that they come in 3 flavors: soft, medium, and hard. Which ones do the DTs ship with from the factory? One poster opined that replacing the inverter tube and the other little guy (12ax7s if memory serves) helped with the noise floor. Does anyone else concur with this? Apparently any ole 12ax7 will work for these. Should I stick with EH or is another brand better? So what do you, oh community of DT players, have to say? Care to share? THANKS!